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Website Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy Thank you for visiting the Barry University website. Barry University is a private, independent university and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

At Barry University, we respect and value your privacy. We believe in transparency and want you to understand what information we collect from you when you visit the University’s websites and what control you have over that information. This Privacy Statement describes, in general terms, how we collect your information, why we collect your information, how we use or share your information, and what control you have over your information.

Who Will Process My Personal Information?

Our Privacy Statement applies to the use of your personal information by Barry University through the browsing or use of its main website or any website with Barry University domain. The information published here is limited to the use of personal information by Barry University websites.

When this statement mentions “University,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to Barry University in its capacity as the Data Controller. That is, the responsible party for your information under this Privacy Statement. Barry University’s websites and applications, collectively, will hereinafter be referred to as the “University Website.”

This site contains links to other non-Barry University sites. Barry University does not process this information and is not responsible for the privacy practices and/or the content of such websites. Please be sure to check the individual privacy policies of those sites. Additionally, we are not responsible for the privacy practices and/or content of our business partners’ websites, even if Barry University’s brand appears on their page. Barry University has no control over the information gathered by those websites and is not responsible for any information collected by such websites.

Information Collected or Received

When visiting the University Website, we collect or receive your personal information in different ways. At times, you may choose what information you want to provide to us but sometimes we obtain information when you browse through our website. There are three general categories of information we collect.

Collected or Received

How We Use The Information We Collect

We use, store, and process information, including personal information, about you to provide, understand, improve, and develop the University Website and comply with our legal obligations.

Provide, Improve, and Develop The University Website

  • Enable you to access and use the University Website.
  • Enable you to communicate with us and others.
  • Provide you services requested in an appropriate and efficient manner, such as a response to an appointment request.
  • Operate, protect, improve, and optimize the University Website and experience, such as by performing analytics and conducting research.
  • Send you service or support messages, updates, security alerts, and account notifications.
  • Operate, protect, improve, and optimize the University Website and experience, and personalize and customize your experience, we conduct profiling based on your interactions with the University Website, your search history, your profile information, and other content you submit to the University Website.

We process this information given our legitimate interest in improving the University Website and your experience with it.

Create and Maintain a Trusted Website Environment 

  • Comply with our legal obligations.
  • Enforce our agreements with third parties.
  • Enforce our Terms of Use and other policies.
  • Analyze your communications made on the University Website for fraud prevention, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, investigation, product development, research, and customer support purposes.

We process this information given our legitimate interest in protecting the University Website and to comply with applicable laws.

Provide, Personalize, Measure, and Improve Our Advertising and Marketing

  • Send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising, and other information that may be of interest to you based on your preferences (including information about Barry University or partner campaigns and services, and social media advertising through social media platforms such as Facebook or Google).
  • Personalize, measure, and improve our advertising.
  • Administer surveys, contests, or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by Barry University or its third party partners.
  • Conduct profiling on your characteristics and preferences (based on the information you provide to us, your interactions with the University Website, information obtained from third parties, and your search history) to send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising, and other information that we think may be of interest to you.

We will process your personal information for the purposes listed in this section given our legitimate interest in undertaking marketing activities to offer you products or services that may interest you. You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in our marketing communications or by sending an email to consent@barry.edu.

Payment Information

  • Enable you to access and use secure payment services.
  • Detect and prevent fraud, abuse, security incidents, and other harmful activity.
  • Conduct security investigations and risk assessments.
  • Conduct checks against databases and other information sources.
  • Comply with legal obligations (such as anti-money laundering regulations).
  • Enforce payment policies.
  • With your consent, send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising, and other information that may be of interest to you based on your preferences.

We process this information given our legitimate interest in improving payment services and our users’ experience with it, and where it is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract with you and to comply with applicable laws.

How We Share The Information We Collect

Third Parties

The University Website may contain links to third party websites or services, such as third party integrations, co-branded services, or third party- branded services.

Barry University does not own or control these third parties and when you interact with them, you may be providing information directly to the third party, Barry University, or both. These third parties will have their own rules about the collection, use, and disclosure of information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of the other websites you visit.

Children's Guidelines

Barry University does not knowingly collect online contact information from children under 13 years of age without prior parental consent or parental notification, which will include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and/or participation in the activity.

In the absence of prior parental consent, online information will only be used to respond directly to the child’s request. Such information will not be used for other purposes without prior parental consent. We do not distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information of children without prior parental consent. We do not give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent. We do not offer special games, prizes, or other activities, to entice users to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity. We will, however, provide personal information collected about children if required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or a subpoena, protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Barry University, its employees, its users, or members of the public or to protect the integrity, safety, and security of our websites.

Your Rights

You may exercise any of the rights applicable to you, which are described in this section, by sending an email to webmaster@barry.edu. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your request.

If we process your information based on our legitimate interests or in the public interest, you can object to this processing in certain circumstances. In such cases, we will cease processing your information unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing or where it is needed for legal reasons. Where we use your data for direct marketing purposes, you can always object using the unsubscribe link in such communications or by sending an email to consent@barry.edu.

Data subjects located in the EU may have certain additional rights in connection with the processing of personal data under the GDPR such as:  

  • Access any data that the University has collected
  • Correct any errors in personal data collected by the University
  • Know how long the University will store personal data
  • Require the University to delete personal data if requested
  • Opt out of automated, individual decision-making, including profiling 

Your Rights

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We continuously implement and update administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access, loss, destruction, or alteration.

If you know or have reason to believe that your BarryU account credentials have been lost, stolen, misappropriated, or otherwise compromised, or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your BarryU account, please contact Barry University Help Desk, help@barry.edu, 305-899-3604 or the Information Security Office at iso@barry.edu, 305-899-3604.

Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. For BarryU account users, we offer optional advanced security settings, such as two-factor authentication for signing in.

Other Privacy Rights

You may have other privacy rights.

FERPA

If you are a Barry University student, you have privacy rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

HIPAA

If you are a Barry University (non-student) patient, you have privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Contact Us

If you have questions or complaints about this Privacy Statement, Barry University’s information handling practices, or the processing of personal data under the GDPR, contact the University’s data privacy officer at privacy@barry.edu or 305-243-5000.

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